Early childhood education

Teach the building blocks of numeracy, literacy, music, art and literature. Play an integral role in the development of young minds, supporting the social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of children. You can also combine your studies with primary teaching and religious education.

In small hands like the biggest possibilities

A degree that belongs on your bucket list

Your time with us is about more than finding a career. It’s also about discovering new places and experiences. As a student, you can complete part of your degree overseas. And you’ll also get access to a range of international community engagement projects, such as supporting education programs in Thailand and Cambodia.

International community engagement or internship
Overseas study tour
Semester abroad
Short exchange

Meet our people

Courtney Dewhurst
Early childhood education graduate
“The Faculty of Education and Arts has provided hands-on learning experiences that can be transferred to the classroom context. Much of our learning has centred on ways to teach in the contemporary age of technology and the emergence of real-time information sharing. The most beneficial part of the early years education strand was the connections made to pedagogical and reflective practice, because these are the true foundations to flexible teaching in a modern world.”
Professor Elizabeth Labone
Executive Dean, Faculty of Education and Arts

Professor Elizabeth Labone is an expert in education psychology and an internationally recognised scholar in the area of teacher efficacy.

Professor Labone has worked in teacher education for more than 25 years. Her recent projects include a large multi-state study of the engagement and retention of students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds, and a review of resilience in school leaders.